Desert Jet Becomes WYVERN Wingman PRO!


Thermal, CA – Desert Jet has been awarded WYVERN Wingman PRO certification after achieving excellence with their ongoing participation in WYVERN’s Flight Leader Program. Wingman PRO validates organizational safety culture utilizing the most advanced safety culture evaluation tools recognized by safety experts and regulatory bodies worldwide. As a safety benchmark set above WYVERN’s flagship Wingman program, Wingman PRO is the aviation industry’s highest safety standard.

“We are incredibly proud of our team for embodying safety as our core value and embracing it as a way of life,” said Toby Benenson, Desert Jet’s Chief Operations Officer. “Desert Jet is honored to continue serving as an industry leader with these safety rating achievements and remains dedicated to putting health and safety at the core of every decision, action, and service we provide.”

WYVERN Wingman PRO is issued when an already established WYVERN Wingman operator demonstrates effectiveness in all areas of SMS, excellence in addressing Human Factors and Organizational Safety Culture, and continuous conformity to international standards through an internal audit program.

“WYVERN applauds Desert Jet’s accomplishment as a Wingman PRO Operator, which signifies the organization’s commitment to embracing safety . Wingman PRO Operators not only conform to international standards, but they also embrace transparency with their safety data so end users can trust their decisions,” says Andrew Day, WYVERN’s Senior Vice President, Operations.

“The entire Desert Jet team has embraced safety as a core value, and vigorously pursued and achieved SMS Level 4 through their on-going participation in the WYVERN Flight Leader Program,” states Flight Leader Coach Todd Buczek. Coach Buczek continues, “Desert Jet has been awarded the designation of Wingman PRO as a result of their genuine dedication and commitment to the highest levels of safety performance.”

About Desert Jet

Desert Jet is a group of aircraft management, charter, maintenance, and FBO companies based in Palm Springs/Thermal, California (KTRM). Desert Jet is a full-service aviation company providing jet owners with turn-key management for their aircraft.

Desert Jet’s on-demand charter offers private flyers a smarter alternative to fractional aircraft ownership and expensive membership programs.

Desert Jet Maintenance is an FAA-certified Part 145 Repair Station offering scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance and repair services to a wide variety of aircraft.

Desert Jet Center is a world-class independent FBO serving the needs of the business and the general aviation community at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM). Its spectacular 32,500-square-foot executive facility features a state-of-the-art, modern terminal and hangar, and award-winning team.

Learn more about Desert Jet here.


WYVERN was founded in 1991 by a group of safety-focused professionals who created The Wingman Standard for rigorously vetting air charter operators. Soon thereafter, WYVERN officially became the world’s first business aviation audit company. With inspired leadership and an agile, innovative team, WYVERN has grown into a globally recognized ISO-9001 certified service provider within the aviation industry.

We continually guide aviation stakeholders in risk management decision-making through our world-class coaching, consulting, auditing, SMS software, and ACES safety intelligence database. We bring passion and excitement to work every day, and constantly strive to innovate and improve the lives of the people we serve.

Our Mission
To elevate aviation safety worldwide.

Our Vision
Every operator has an effective SMS.

Our Values
Professionalism, Innovation, Relationships

Learn more about WYVERN LTD here.